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by FelixArchon
Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: K31 Sales?
Replies: 9
Views: 522

K31 Sales?

Looking for a Schmidt-Ruben K31, and was wondering if anyone had seen decent prices anywhere lately. I know they're not dirt-cheap the way they were in the not too distant past, but the prices I'm seeing at J&G, ClassicArms, etc., still seem a bit steep. Especially since I'm looking for a project gu...
by FelixArchon
Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dry training at home?
Replies: 24
Views: 1342

Re: Dry training at home?

I'm a big believer in this, and do dry-fire trigger drills pretty regularly to get/keep proper muscle memory and grip/trigger technique. Basically I do the drill that Trebor discussed on his pistol tutorial post a while back. Pick a spot on the wall, lay the front sight on, breathe, squeeze, hold (f...
by FelixArchon
Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Cheap spotting scope?
Replies: 19
Views: 5791

Re: Cheap spotting scope?

Good cheap glass does not exist. If you are at all serious about shooting "buy once, cry once" and get something decent. This. At least until Super Sniper expands into markets beyond rifle scopes. I'm not an elitist when it comes to guns or glass, but if you're only going to own one piece of good o...
by FelixArchon
Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Recession proof/resistant jobs?
Replies: 33
Views: 1062

Re: Recession proof/resistant jobs?

Check out Ferfal's blog, and/or his book. He's lived and worked through the Argentine economic collapse, and has lots of first-hand observations about what seems and work and what doesn't, including in the field of finding work in tough economic times. Here's a link to an on-point posting re: recess...
by FelixArchon
Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Nightstand 9mm load?
Replies: 123
Views: 2527

Re: Nightstand 9mm load?

Corbon 115gr. DPX +P
by FelixArchon
Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How effective is frangible ammo?
Replies: 21
Views: 2257

Re: How effective is frangible ammo?

To OP: Just how good a deal are we talking? $289 +$16 shipping for 1000 rounds of 5.56. Comes out to 30.5 cents per round. The best deal I can get locally is $5.99 per 20 box of the American Eagle .223 that's on sale at Cabela's, but after adding 9.03% sales tax, that comes out to almost 33 cents p...
by FelixArchon
Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How effective is frangible ammo?
Replies: 21
Views: 2257

Re: How effective is frangible ammo?

I recently saw some frangible 5.56 for a good deal, and I'm curious how effective it is? How do the terminal ballistics compare to XM193? How frangible is it really, in a suburban home defense shooting, etc? When terminal ballistics are taken into consideration the reliability of fragmentation is a...
by FelixArchon
Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: M14 for the new year (Was the FAL thread)
Replies: 22
Views: 1038

Re: M14 for the new year (Was the FAL thread)

Good call on the loaded; you won't miss the extra $200, and will notice the difference in the rifle, particularly the trigger. As for the SuperSniper glass, I don't have the HD version. I've got a SS10x42M from a few years back, which is more than adequate for my purposes. Just me talking, but I'm n...
by FelixArchon
Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: M14 for the new year (Was the FAL thread)
Replies: 22
Views: 1038

Re: M14 for the new year (Was the FAL thread)

'Nuther vote for the Super Sniper glass. Consensus best bang-for-the-buck optic you're going to find. I've got a fixed 10X on my (NM) M1A and have no plans to upgrade at any point for any reason. Make sure you get a decent mount. Leatherwood, ARMS #18, or something comparable. Don't get a cheap moun...
by FelixArchon
Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Looking at a 91/30 "sniper"
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Looking at a 91/30 "sniper"

If you like want it cause you love Mosin Nagants, cool get it. If you want it cause you like it's place in history (even if it is a repro), cool get it. If you want a "sniper rifle" do not get this. This. Honestly speaking, there's not a Russian-made MN in the world that's worth that price as a pur...
by FelixArchon
Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: What is your opinion on recoil pads?
Replies: 31
Views: 922

Re: What is your opinion on recoil pads?

I use slip-on pads on my early 20th-century mil-surps. (Read: .30 cal & 8mm bolt guns.) The extra padding helps with both the perceived recoil, and with the length-of-pull, which is universally too short on those older models. They're not pretty, but they do make shooting more comfortable. Especiall...
by FelixArchon
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Self Aiming Sniper Rifles
Replies: 31
Views: 1886

Re: Self Aiming Sniper Rifles

AKFTW wrote:Agent-Smith, my mental image of you is Hugo Weaving in a suit and sunglasses with an AI AWSM in .338 Lapua :lol:
Me too.

I also hear that slow, methodical Agent Smith voice in my head as I'm reading your posts. It's kind of creepy, actually.
by FelixArchon
Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Survival Firearm Battery Roll Call
Replies: 460
Views: 43358

Re: Survival Firearm Battery Roll Call

We don't have to actually own it? Okay. :twisted: Handgun: Les Baer 1911 (5" Custom); .45 ACP Shotgun: Saiga-12; 12 Gauge, 20rnd drum magazine Hunting Rifle: Barret 98-Bravo; .338 Lap Mag Defensive Rifle: Fulton Armory SOCOM M14, (Troy MSC); 7.62mm Miscellaneous Firearm 1: XM134/M134 minigun, tripod...
by FelixArchon
Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Front Sight 4 day defensive pistol class: $99
Replies: 22
Views: 1518

Re: Front Sight 4 day defensive pistol class: $99

I'd rather pay more to get the training elsewhere. There was a defamation lawsuit brought by Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight a few years back, here in the Las Vegas Federal courts. I've been posting on this board for a long time, so I hope you guys will believe that I'm not just making shit up when ...
by FelixArchon
Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Whooping Cough Epidemic
Replies: 79
Views: 3997

Whooping Cough Epidemic

Per Epoch Times (with similar articles in Time, etc): Whooping cough has killed nine babies and sickened more than 4,000 in California, putting it on track to be the state's worst outbreak of the disease in 55 years, state health officials told the media Saturday. Nationwide, more than 11,000 cases ...
by FelixArchon
Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Saiga 12 owners: Huge MD Arms sale on now!
Replies: 20
Views: 1680

Re: Saiga 12 owners: Huge MD Arms sale on now!

Thanks for the tip! Just bought 2 drums.
by FelixArchon
Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: 10 Gauge shotgun thoughts
Replies: 40
Views: 2127

Re: 10 Gauge shotgun thoughts

There's a double-barrel 10ga in my family somewhere, handed down from grand-dad. I think my uncle has it currently. He uses it for turkey hunting, with mixed results. Which means that there's sometimes enough of the bird left to be worth carrying home. But I can't argue against its appeal as a shiny...
by FelixArchon
Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Magnifying glass and Fresnel lens question
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: Magnifying glass and Fresnel lens question

The power of the sun shall be your DOOOOOOOOM!!!! (w/pics)

http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... =34&t=9896" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Loved that thread. Might have to pull my lens out again and burn some shit, just for kicks.
by FelixArchon
Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Economic Collapse - Jobs After the Crash
Replies: 27
Views: 2313

Re: Economic Collapse - Jobs After the Crash

/// /// You are aware that California is mostly a DESERT. That they get most of their water from states OTHER than California (going as far east as say, Colorado?) Same with their power. I remember them screaming at Texas a few years back for actually charging them a premium for the power they coul...
by FelixArchon
Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Economic Collapse - Jobs After the Crash
Replies: 27
Views: 2313

Re: Economic Collapse - Jobs After the Crash

We CAN produce that Kind of power currently but we DON'T. We are nearly totally at the mercy of the middle east, canada and mexico for our oil. I think you're hugely underestimating the capability of the American people, and of the American energy industry. An economic collapse might mean the end o...
by FelixArchon
Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Economic Collapse - Jobs After the Crash
Replies: 27
Views: 2313

Re: Economic Collapse - Jobs After the Crash

Places like the People's republic of California or basicly anything north of the mason dixon line east of the mississippi...are pretty much screwed. Not quite sure what you're talking about here. Are you basing this on population densities? CA does have a lot of people, yes. But it is also amazingl...
by FelixArchon
Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: My musings on body armor and the future of firearms
Replies: 73
Views: 4020

Re: My musings on body armor and the future of firearms

Thread necromancy! Live, Thread! LIIIIIIIIIVE!!! Just read in the September Edition of American Rifleman that Winchester has just been awarded a contact for production of $43.4 million of .50 BMG Saboted Light Armor Penetrator Ammunition. Imagine a tank's APFSDS round, scaled down to .50 caliber, wi...
by FelixArchon
Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Joining a militia?
Replies: 138
Views: 4146

Re: Joining a militia?

I think most seem tainted by; batshit crazy political or religious views which would seem counter productive to survival. You'd be dragged down by their crazyness. Dude. You're posting on a board dedicating to resisting a zombie uprising. I say that with love, but still: any non-family group of mor...
by FelixArchon
Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Building a Retreat. Thoughts?
Replies: 46
Views: 2501

Re: Building a Retreat. Thoughts?

Are you dead-set on something underground and/or concealed? I know it sounds like a cool idea, but as has been pointed out, you're going to have all sorts of problems with ventilation, drainage, and lighting. There's a reason people moved out of caves. I can understand a concealed underground cache,...

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